I first visited Mary MacKillop Place while attending a conference in 2007. More than just a conference, accommodation and hospitality centre, Mary MacKillop Place also has the Memorial Chapel that holds the tomb of Saint Mary MacKillop. This is the heart of the spirituality of the centre. The chapel is beautiful and peaceful and is well worth a visit to take time out from the busyness of everyday living. My visit in 2010 coincided with the weekend of the canonisation of Saint Mary. What a wonderful time it was to be there! It was also when this photo was taken and whilst not shown here there was a stream of people coming to the tomb to pay homage to Saint Mary. The rose on the tomb had been placed by one of the worshippers.
The museum at Mary MacKilllop Place gives an interesting insight into the life of Mary MacKillop and if you have time to stop, the small cafe always some something to delight.
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